What are you using your ML250 for?

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What are you using your ML250 for?

Post by ahopkins » Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:44 pm

Given it's such a bad lighting controller that's prone to freezing, is poorly supported with firmware fixes, and it's too big to be used as a paperweight - what else are you using your ML for?

I'll start with,

Expensive door jam
Dust collector

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Re: What are you using your ML250 for?

Post by pjahaslam » Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:49 pm

I'm use mine to reminded me never to buy a Phillips Strand product ever again. One very let down customer after many years as loyal customer. They used to be the industry leader with great products.

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Re: What are you using your ML250 for?

Post by martin144 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:13 pm


unfortunately, I really have to use this desk. We are a small theatre and can't afford a new one every two years.

At todays opening night I had to fight a complete crash of the desk, just by using a independent submaster while running a cue in between. Standard stuff. Then I realized that some RGB lights don't reliably keep their settings when changing in between cues. This was a very disappointing evening, for me and the visitors, too.

Thanks Strand, for delivering a desk which such a crappy software and ignoring the customers opinions. I will never buy anything from Strand again.

Just my two cents for todays evening.

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